Gawen Westerling

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Gawen Westerling
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Title Lord of the Crag
Allegiance House Westerling
Culture Westermen
Spouse Lady Sybell Spicer
Issue Raynald Westerling
Jeyne Westerling
Eleyna Westerling
Rollam Westerling
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (mentioned)
A Clash of Kings (appendix)
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (appears)
A Dance with Dragons (appendix)

Gawen Westerling is the Lord of the Crag and head of House Westerling.


Ser Kevan Lannister describes Gawen as a good man.[1]


Gawen wed Sybell of House Spicer, a wealthy house of lowborn origins.[1]

Gawen once offered his elder daughter, Jeyne, as a match for either Martyn or Willem Lannister, but was rejected.[1]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Lord Gawen is a member of Ser Jaime Lannister's host besieging Riverrun. He is captured by Lord Jason Mallister in the battle in the Whispering Wood.[2]

A Clash of Kings

Gawen is held at Seagard during his imprisonment.[3]

A Storm of Swords

Robb conquers Gawen's castle with the storming of the Crag. Gawen's wife, Lady Sybell Spicer, and castellan, Ser Rolph Spicer, conspire with Lord Tywin Lannister.[4] Gawen is freed from Seagard after his daughter, Jeyne, marries Robb Stark, King in the North, although they wed without his consent.[2]

Gawen is pardoned by the Iron Throne after the Red Wedding.[5]

A Feast for Crows

Gawen is present at the siege of Riverrun. He is with the Lannister-Frey army urging the commanders to settle the siege peacefully, as he is worried about possible retaliations against his family who are within the castle.[6] After Jaime negotiates Riverrun's surrender, Gawen travels with his family back to the Crag.[7]




Gawen is a good man, but his wife is Sybell Spicer. He should never have wed her. The Westerlings always did have more honor than sense.[1]

Jaime had to wonder how much Lord Gawen knew about his wife's scheming. How much do we men ever know?[7]

—thoughts of Jaime Lannister